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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎141r] (296/520)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (252 folios). It was created in 1916-1934. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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Article 5 .
Article 6,
as to give full weight to the fact that the
wo.upany would obtain an cxclucive concession
over the whole area of Qatar, which appears
■.o be rather over 3,000 square miles, without
speciiic drilling obligations or without any
ooli^a^ion in uhe event of oil bsinc-r
proved to proceed to commercial production
v/ithin a given time, end
(b) tne Sheikh fully understood that the
eifect oi acceptance ofthe royalty formula pro-
pi o 3 e d would be that royalty would have to be
paid only on oil actually exported from or sold
for consumption in Qatar and not on the oil
no modification of this article need
be suggested,
l.'o comment..
In the 5th line of the Article the words
"as it may require" appear to have been omitted.
The Company agreed at the meeting on 14th
De c ernb e r
(a) to insert the words "subject to the pro
visions jf Article 7" after the word "right" in
the first line ofthis article;
(b) to insert at the end of the first suc-
paragraph the words "but not other wise 1, ax veT the
words ,r for the purposes of its op-^r;-Lions■';
(c) The question of a special safeguard in
respect of telegraphic and wireless installation^
was discussed in connection with tnis clau^^.
T/e do not wish to press that t.iis she aid be
specifically covered in the aigi yement
vvith the Sheikh so long as it is understood tnat
it will be included in the separate agreenent to
be concluded between the Company and His Majesty's
Government. . . /

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The papers in this volume date mostly from 1933-1934. The volume contains copies of correspondence between the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. at Bahrain and the Secretary of State for India in London about oil concession in Qatar and the negotiations between the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) and the Sheikh of Qatar.

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There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 243-247).

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1 volume (252 folios)

The items in the volume are arranged in chronological order from earliest to latest with earlier documents attached to the file. There is an index at the end of the volume, on folios 243-247. The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The foliation starts on the first page of writing on the top right-hand corner and finishes on the back cover, on folio 252. Numbers are in pencil, circled. There is a second foliation in blue crayon first and then in black pencil on the top centre and then on the top right corner, uncircled, starting on folio 1 (numbered 1) to folio 26 (numbered 26) , then folio 27 (numbered 26a) to folio 47 (numbered 26v), folio 48 (numbered 27) ending on folio 242 (numbered 220).

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎141r] (296/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 19 October 2019]

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